A unique experience to discover the Amazon, without giving up your usual comforts.
The Amazon Ecopark complex is located in the Amazonian rainforest in the Manaus region. Here you will enjoy comfortable and original accommodation, with authentic charm, as well as a modern structure and facilities; making this Amazonian getaway a unique highlight of your stay in Brazil. Thanks to the large infrastructure, it is the ideal lodge for families. Featuring adjoining rooms which can accommodate up to 4 single beds, it is also ideal for people who prefer short transfers or who don’t have a lot of time.
Opened in 1995, the Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge was initially both a scientific and tourist complex. A place where travelers could add to their knowledge of the Amazon while spending a relaxing moment in the wonderful surroundings of the Amazonian environment.
Despite its remote location, access to the lodge is straight forward. You take a vehicle to reach the banks of the Rio Negro from where you go up the river by boat to the River Tarumã. During this 1 hr. journey, you will have the time to wonder at the beauty and size of your environment where everything is bigger, more exuberant and more colorful than anywhere else.
On site, you will see that behind the sandy beach that borders the river, a vast area with small buildings housing common rooms and other facilities await you. The buildings are designed to combine the exotic with the practical.
Just close by is the “Floresta dos Macacos” a forest full of monkeys, intended to preserve and reintroduce monkeys that have been poached. Here you can meet these lively inhabitants of the Amazon, accompanied by guides and specialists from the centre.
During the day, a guide will offer to take you for a walk in the forest to discover the variety of landscapes and acquire some local botanical knowledge. Also, enjoy a night out in a canoe to discover the nocturnal wildlife, or visit the home of a Ribeirinho, the native indigenous people of the lands. Fish for piranhas using local techniques, and try to catch an addition to your lunch! You will be invited to take part in all of these activities during your stay. You will also have the opportunity to swim in the vast natural pools in the park or to enjoy the beach and the facilities dedicated to relaxation.
The Amazon Ecopark is the right choice if you are looking for facilities for a standard budget. In a more accessible environment than our other addresses, this lodge is also the ideal choice for families with young children.
On the Amazon Eco Park Tour
A lodge in the forest but near Manaus
An ideal set-up for famillies with children
The monkey forest
The Encounter of the waters
Amazon Eco – park – Itinerary at a glance
- A private transfer from the airport to the Tropical hotel
- A night in a standard double room at the Tropical hotel
- Transfers to and from Manaus
- A 2 night stay with full board (drinks not incl.)
- The excursions mentioned in the program
- 1 private and guided visit of Manaus
- A private transfer to the airport
Enjoy a fabulous stay at the Amazon Eco Park lodge
To reach the Amazon Eco Park, you have to take the boat from Manaus on the Rio Negro and go up the Taruma River.
This one hour trip will give you the opportunity to discover the Brazilian jungle from a new perspective. Your Amazon adventure begins here, in the heart of the forest, for a stopover in a truly wild part of nature!
For many travelers, especially those who are accustomed to urban destinations, being in the midst of one of the wildest and most extreme environments on the planet can be a source of some apprehension. This is where the Amazon Ecopark makes the difference. Unlike other destinations which emphasize maximum integration into the wilderness, it offers a compromise, the best of both worlds. The facilities are not as luxurious as the other lodges, but it proves to be an excellent option for people wishing to explore the Amazon without going too far from Manaus.
The rooms are organized in bungalows, making it easy to house a family or a group of friends in the same building. The decoration, (of local influence) adds an exotic touch to the rooms which are each equipped with hot water and air conditioning. You will also discover 4 natural swimming pools and a superb private beach on the Tarumã river (note, this beach is only there part of the year due to the fluctuation of the river level between seasons).
In terms of catering on your wilderness adventure, the lodge provides everything and your stay is full board (excluding drinks). At each meal, a buffet is laid out in one of the large native huts. There are international dishes as well as delicious local fish like Pirarucu, Tucunaré or Tambaqui. A unique opportunity to sample local cuisine and exotic fruits from the Amazon.
At the Amazon Ecopark, everything is organised so you can spend a wonderfull time in the amazing environment that surrounds you, in all serenity.
The most comfortable and interesting way to discover the rainforest
The lodges are an enjoyable and safe way to discover the Amazon, the wildest region of Brazil.
Thanks to their isolation in the middle of the jungle, when you choose to stay in lodges such as the Amazon Eco Park lodge, you have a wide variety of activities and excursions to choose from.
During the boat trip to the lodge, you can already gaze at the amazing scenery along the banks of the Taruma River and watch the many animals drinking on the green banks. At the lodge, you can fish for piranha that are plentiful in this river.
If you wish, it is possible to meet local natives who live nearby to learn more about their culture by attending an ancestral ritual. Go on an exciting excursion to listen to the night-time noises of the Amazon jungle during an unforgettable canoe trip in search of the mythical alligator and other inhabitants of the river and forest.
All around your accommodation, you will have an endless world to explore safely thanks to the guides. A walking tour to discover a unique biotope, accompanied by a guide who will share with you all the secrets of the forest, will take the form of an adventure and will remain among your most memorable memories!
Welcome to Manaus, the city in the heart of the jungle!
It would be a shame to come all the way to the heart of the Amazon jungle and not visit its capital which is bursting with the history of this region.
It contains some surprises that you should definitely devote at least half a day to visiting.
Located at the confluence of the Rio Negro and the Rio Solimoes, it is from this city that the giant river adopts its name. From the earliest days of Amazonian colonization, Manaus became a meeting point and trading place from which all the products of the jungle were sent to Belém and then to the four corners of the world. The development of this city is therefore linked to the forest produce transported to Europe and from the end of the nineteenth century across the world. Rubber, an indispensable material to the automobile industry, was in constant demand and so created permanent growth and fortune for the city during its golden age.
The imposing Amazonas theatre is the best witness to such splendor. The city’s elite could afford the luxury of bringing the best entertainment shows from Europe to entertain them in the heart of the jungle. They had no reason to envy the then capital of Rio de Janeiro. It was thanks to the benefactors at this time that Manaus owes its present reputation. After the “borasha” (rubber) crisis the city fell into oblivion and despite many economic recovery plans of the twentieth century, it never returned to its prosperity of yesteryear.
During a tour of the historic city included in this package, you will uncover the monuments and squares of this era, the perfect setting to imagine the city once called the “Paris of the Tropics”, at the height of its fleeting glory.
Amazon Eco Park – Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Manaus/ in
Arrival of your flight in Manaus. Transfer to hotel.
During the transfer you can see the suburbs of the Amazonian capital and the omnipresence of jungle vegetation. Each parcel of abandoned land is covered with dense jungle and the relentless moisture in the air leaves its mark on all structures that are not freshly painted. You soon realise the challenge to the Men and Women who chose to settle in this region. The tropical climate with alternating heat and torrential rains tests the structures which require permanent maintenance. An interesting insight into the daily life of Brazilians living in the heart of the world’s largest rainforest.
Night at the hotel.
Day 2 : Manaus – Amazon Ecopark
8h00: After a Brazilian buffet breakfast where you will discover the local fruit-based specialties such as Açai, Buriti or Cupuaçu, you will find a guide waiting for you at the reception of the hotel.
They will take you on a private visit of the historical center and the main monuments of the city for about 3h30.
In particular you will see the Amazonas Theater, the famous rococo / neo-classical opera house which is a symbol of the city, the Rio Negro Palace and the port Market where all the products of Amazonia are sold and bought.
During this visit you will take in the wealth of the city during its glorious rubber era from the end of the nineteenth to the beginning of the twentieth century. The historical center is a witness to this sumptuous period. If the theatre is the main masterpiece, each small square and adjacent lane conceals little secrets in their ancient stones. You will also see the economic role played by Manaus for the whole of the Brazilian Amazon. The harbor is a true hive that never sleeps and is a witness to the wealth of resources extracted from the forest and the countless rivers that cross it.
Return to the hotel where, at 12:00, a vehicle from the lodge picks you up.
After an hour or so (depending on the hotel from which you leave) on land and then by water, you will arrive at Amazon Eco – Park!
A buffet lunch followed by free time to explore or rest. In the afternoon, you can take part in one of the activities organized by the lodge’s guides. (See day 3)
Dinner and night at the lodge.
Day 3 : Amazon Ecopark
You will enjoy a full breakfast that includes Brazilian classics (bread, ham, cheese, cake and coffee) as well as local products with fruits and other forest produce – a thousand new and delicious flavors!
During the whole day, the team organizing your stay will propose different activities:
– A walking tour along the paths traced through the lodge’s property to discover the different local ecosystems and learn to recognize some useful plants for survival in the jungle. (Between 1 and 3 hours depending on the enthusiasm of the participants.)
From the traditional tropical forest and its immense trees to the swampy marshy areas and the little known Amazonian savannah, you will explore all the complexity of a rich ecosystem. A maelstrom of totally new shapes, colors, smells and sounds that will remind you of how varied the wildlife here really is.
– A visit to the monkey rehabilitation center at the lodge, the “Monkey Forest”, which since 1991 has recovered animals saved from poaching and trafficking. The place is accessible exclusively to guests of the lodge, accompanied by professionals, for an interesting and safe visit.
Just a few steps away, you will discover a “refuge” that houses dozens of different species of monkeys and allows you to learn about the local species and their various characteristics. Inside the center, you can encounter these primates in total freedom in their natural environment.
– Visit the house of a Caboclo, a local resident of the forest.
These mixed-race people come from natives who inhabit the banks of the rivers and who use the ancestral techniques of the forest mixed with the modern tools of Europeans. You will learn for example, how manioc flour is made, the staple food of the inhabitants of the Amazon basin.
– Fishing for piranha and other local fish.
A fun excursion during which, like a local inhabitant, you can learn how to fish your food from the river.
– A night canoe trip along the Igarapé (forest waterway) (with a guide, not private). A unique opportunity to quietly sail along the water and listen to the sounds of wildlife and contemplate the beauty of the forest plunged into dusk.
Buffet lunch and dinner at the lodge.
Day 4 : Amazon Ecopark – Manaus
Breakfast served in the lodge’s restaurant.
You pack your bags before enjoying the rest of the morning in the park with its natural swimming pools, hammocks and the beach.
Check out at 11h00.
Departure to return to Manaus at 11h30.
Arrival around 12h 30 at the airport or at the hotel of your choice.
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Accommodation – Amazon Eco-Park Tour
Hotel Saint Paul (standard)
The hotel Saint Paul is a plain establishment which seduced us with all the positive qualities that it brings together. Conveniently located in the heart of Manaus, less than 500m from the Amazonas Theater in the historical quarter, it is perfect for travelers who want to enjoy the city without constraint.
You will find modern, functional and comfortable rooms, perfect for a pleasant short stay. Some are equipped with a mini-kitchenette (suite category) and some offer a view of the famous theater, adding a touch of romance to your stay. To this you can add excellent value for money. A perfect place for those who want to explore the center of Manaus.
Hotel Tropical Manaus Ecoresort (Superior)
The Tropical Eco resort, set on the edge of the jungle, just outside the city, is the hotel offering the highest level of amenities in the Amazonian capital. There are lots of activities. From a visit to the hotel’s zoo featuring 22 local emblematic species, archery, ball games, a vast pool with wet bar and more!
Despite this imposing infrastructure, the Tropical Eco resort remains a pleasant place to stay and is calm and well planned out. You forget the size of the establishment and realize only the comfort.
A hotel preferred by travelers looking for superior facilities, families wishing to spend a few days in Manaus, and all those not wishing to stay in the city and wanting to be closer to the jungle.
Amazon Ecopark Jungle lodge
The Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge is set in a large estate in an idyllic wild setting on the banks of the Taruma River. It has a great infrastructure with no less than 70 rooms classified in 3 categories (standard, superior and superior “plus”). They are organised in wooden bungalows made of modern materials. Three apartments have balconies and one with facilities adapted for people with reduced mobility. Each room is decorated in a style that combines the modern with the rustic, giving pride of place to local materials and designs, for a stay combining picturesque decor and modern comforts such as hot showers and air – conditioning.
The interesting design features Malocas (large indigenous huts with roofs typical of the region) where you will find everything you need: restaurant, bar, relaxation areas with deck chairs and hammocks and a games room. Also, theres is a lovely private beach on the Rio Taruma and four natural swimming pools. Nearby there is a wildlife study centre. The lodge offers a number of activities such as walks in the forest with bilingual guides. They will teach you to recognize medicinal plants and wild animals in a safe environment, ideal for a family stay with children.